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Crowned Junior Miss Corn Days

Bailey Shafer, 11-year-old daughter of Bill and Beth Shafer of Waukon, was crowned Junior Miss Corn Days during a ceremony in front of Stranded Memories in Waukon Friday, August 15 as part of this year's expanded Waukon Corn Days celebration. Contest organizer Jean Brink said that contestants were judged not on their appearance, but on "what's in your heart and in your head." Additional photos from the newly expanded Corn Days activities and events over the weekend can be found in this week's print and e-editions as well as in our online photo galleries.
 

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Patriot Tour to arrive in Waukon August 27

Every year thousands of motorcyclists ride for the members of the military - to show America's support, thanks, and united pride by carrying one American flag throughout the country, passing it through all lower 48 states, carried by 100 riders in 100 days. The ride stops overnight at a Harley-Davidson dealership every night.  That dealer’s HOG Chapter carries it to another dealer the next day.
This effort, organized by The Nation of Patriots to pay tribute to, and honor, all of America's armed forces - past, present and fallen, is known as The Patriot Tour. Anyone wishing to learn more about the Patriot Tour can do so at their website nationofpatriots.com
This year, the Patriot Tour began May 24 during Memorial Day weekend at Badger Harley-Davidson in Madison, WI.  The flag will complete its full circle and land back in Madison, WI over Labor Day weekend.

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Alliant Energy breaks ground on air quality improvement project at Lansing facility


Representatives from Alliant Energy, the State of Iowa, the City of Lansing, Allamakee County Economic Development and the Allamakee County Board of Supervisors participated in a groundbreaking ceremony at the Alliant Energy generating station Monday, August 11, marking the start of installation of new scrubbers at the facility. Scrubbers reduce the amount of sulfur dioxide emitted by power plants. Standard photo by B.J. Tomlinson.

Environmental technology to be installed at Alliant Energy's Lansing Generating Station is designed to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions by approximately 90 percent. The groundbreaking ceremony at the Alliant plant south of Lansing recognized  this achievement for the environment and Iowans.
The approximately $58 million project is expected to employ an average of 50 workers during construction and is scheduled to be completed in 2015.
"This environmental project will further our company's efforts to produce safe, efficient and responsible energy for our customers" said John Larsen, senior vice-president of Generation for Alliant Energy. "Together with our labor partners, contractors and the community, we are working to ensure that Iowa has the energy needed to grow while minimizing our impact on the environment. This includes transforming our generating fleet to cleaner and more efficient units."

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Solemn family tradition entrusted to younger generation


For decades, Daniel H. Galvin, Jr. (inset photos) marked the anniversary of the sinking of the ship on which he served during World War II, the USS Quincy, by reading aloud the names of his fallen shipmates. Now 93, Galvin is physically unable to perform that remembrance, but the tradition is being continued by his grandsons, Dolan and Aidan Jones, sons of Maura and Gregg Jones of Waukon. Submitted photos.

by Maury Gallagher

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Picnic in the Park event for veterans, family and friends to be held August 20

The Hamre Giesen Chapter #8 of Disabled American Veterans in Waukon will host a picnic event for veterans and their families and friends at the Waukon City Park Wednesday, August 20. The event will begin with a social time at 11 a.m. and a noon meal.
There is no cost to attend this event. Food, drinks, door prizes and raffles will be provided.
Anyone who knows of any veterans who have returned from service in the past two to three years are asked to invite them to this event to be honored and welcomed home.
For more information or to volunteer to help at this event, call 563-535-5430 or 563-568-5275. To arrange for a ride to and from this event, call 563-568-5275.
 

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Allamakee County Recorder's Office warns against deed notice letter

The Allamakee County Recorder's Office is advising area residents that a company named Record Transfer Services is sending letters out to people in Allamakee County who may have recently purchased property. The letter states "Recorded Deed Notice", lists the property owner's parcel number and county, and shows an amount due of $83.00. The notice looks very official; it has the date of when a deed was recorded and information about the property listed, along with a recommendation that all homeowners should obtain a copy of their deed and a property assessment profile, a service they will provide for that fee of $83.00.

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Allamakee County Voters approve renewal of Local Option Sales and Service Tax

Renewal of the Local Option Sales and Service Tax (LOSST) was approved by Allamakee County voters in a special election held Tuesday, August 5 in the cities of Waukon, Waterville, Postville, Harpers Ferry and New Albin and in the unincorporated areas, all by wide margins.
Voters in all of the jurisdictions approved a ten-year renewal of the tax, with the exception of Harpers Ferry, where voters approved renewal of the tax with no "sunset date."
Unofficial results provided by the Allamakee County Auditor's Office show the following vote totals:
Waukon 220-28; Waterville 17-0; Postville 48-3; Harpers Ferry 27-0; New Albin 20-2; unincorporated 221-23.
The City of Lansing has no "sunset date" on the one-percent sales and service tax, so no election was held there.

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